The Scottish Orienteering Association picked up the prestigious Event of the Year Award (People’s Choice) at the Drum Event Awards in Glasgow for the staging of Highland 2015 – World Orienteering Championships and the Scottish 6 Days. Partners included EventScotland, British Orienteering and the Scottish Orienteering 6-Day Event Co Ltd, and thanks go out to everyone involved, particularly the many helpers and volunteers, who helped make this event such a success.
Scottish Orienteering and the Scottish 6 Days (Highland 2015) have been shortlisted for the prestigious Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards 2016. As finalists in the Best Sporting Event category, we are competing for the honours and a place in the National Scottish Thistle Awards against cycling (Etape Loch Ness) and Highland Games (Gordon Castle). It is over a year since the event, but thanks go out to all those helpers and volunteers who helped make the event (including the World Orienteering Championships) so successful both in the eyes of the orienteering world but also the wider community in Scotland.
The Scottish 6 Days and World Orienteering Champs (collectively known as Highland 2015) are finalists in the The Drum Scottish Event Awards on October 5th.
Video showing the highlights of the week.
The 2013 Scottish 6 Day Event, Moray2013, has been nominated as a finalist in the Sports category of the 2014 Scottish Event Awards. The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in Glasgow on October 8th. The 6 Day Company directors are delighted by this nomination which recognises the outstanding success of last year's event and the efforts of all those involved in staging it.
John passed away in the early hours of this morning, at Caritas Christi hospice in Melbourne. He took a turn for the worse on Tuesday night, and up until then he had been alert and lucid. John's recent book about the history of the Scottish 6 Days, "A Few Surplus Maps" demonstrated his passion for orienteering in Scotland, his enthusiasm will be missed.
Information about the allocation of clubs to days and a request for individuals who would like to be a planner or controller has just been issued by the Central Organising Team.
A Few Surplus Maps, the history of the 6 Day Event from its beginnings in 1977, is a beautifully produced book full of maps and photos and charting the development of the event from small beginnings up to the world class event we know and love today.
Download a FREE sample chapter, Royal Deeside 1983, including a table of contents.
After winning the category in 2009, the Scottish 6 Days Orienteering Event Company was delighted that the Oban 2011 event recently attracted recognition as the 2012 Scottish Thistle Awards - Best Sporting Event finalist from the SW region.
We congratulate the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon for winning the overall finals. It is heartening that an event that also attracts thousands of people to run in the Highlands has received the accolade this time. We look forward to adding to the numbers enjoying what the Highlands has to offer at our next event in Moray 2013.
The WOC 2015 Organising Committee wish to appoint suitably qualified individuals to the planning roles at WOC 2015. For many this will be a once in a life time opportunity to be involved in the course planning of the ultimate event.
The Scottish 6 Days, Oban 2011 has won the Thistle Central South West Region award for the Best Sporting Event.
At a ceremony in Glasgow today, Wed 23rd May, Paul Frost & Lynne Walker representing the event, collected a very nice Caithness glass trophy and certificate.
The Oban 2011 event is in the final three for the Best Sporting Event Award in the Central South West Regional finals.
Winners will be announced on 23rd May at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow and will be shortlisted for the national finals in November.
The 2009 event won the National award, so let’s keep our fingers crossed for a repeat performance.
British Orienteering awarded the 2015 World Orienteering Championships
At a press conference today the International Orienteering Federation announced that British Orienteering will host the 2015 World Orienteering Championships. There was competition to stage the event with Sweden submitting a strong bid; however the strength of the British Orienteering bid won favour with the IOF.
The Championships will be based in Inverness during August 2015 and will utilise the world class terrain along the Moray coast and in the Cairngorms National Park. The Scottish 6 Days will run in parallel to the Championships and will bring 5000 competitors to the area boosting the local economy by an estimated £2 million.
The Oban 2011 event was in the final three for the Event of the Year, in the Sunday Mail & sportscotland Scottish Sports Awards, facebook page.
The other two finalists were the Walker Cup and the Davis Cup Tennis.
The award ceremony took place on Thursday 1st December at the Glasgow Thistle Hotel, and the Walker Cup won the award.
28th July - 3rd August
Whisky country and much, much more
True, it is home to dozens of the finest distilleries in Scotland, including many of the most famous, but it also has wonderful sandy beaches, fast-flowing and beautiful rivers, moors and mountains, including the superb Cairngorm National Park.
At the end of October, the Scottish 6 Day event - Tay 2009 - won the Thistle Trophy in the “Events & Festivals (National) Award” category. The finalists in this category were the ‘Loch Ness Marathon’ and ‘Etape Caledonia’. The Thistle Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in Scottish tourism.